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Title: White dwarfs constraints on dark sector models with light particles

The white dwarf luminosity function is well understood in terms of standard model physics and leaves little room for exotic cooling mechanisms related to the possible existence of new weakly interacting light particles. This puts significant constraints on the parameter space of models that contain a massive dark photon and light dark sector particles.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Physikalisches Institut der Universit├Ąt Bonn, Nussallee 12, D-53115 Bonn (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22306235
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1604; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: PPC 2013: 7. international conference on interconnections between particle physics and cosmology, Lead-Deadwood, SD (United States), 24 Jun - 6 Jul 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; COOLING; FUNCTIONS; LIMITING VALUES; LUMINOSITY; PHOTONS; SPACE; STANDARD MODEL; WHITE DWARF STARS